Clinical Coder
Southern Health
2d ago

Dunedin Hospital

  • Excellent opportunity to train on the job
  • Be part of a friendly and dedicated team
  • Code using ICD 10-AM 11th edition
  • We are looking for someone to join our small, friendly team of highly organised clinical coders. If you have excellent attention to detail and are keen to learn on the job, this could be for you.

    About us

    Our talented team of clinical coders deliver accurate, thorough information for the health of our region. We are looking for an enthusiastic clinical coder or trainee clinical coder to join our supportive team of nine.

    About the opportunity

    You will be responsible for identifying and translating inpatient medical procedures, interventions and diagnoses into code using various systems such as ICD 10-AM 11th Edition (and any subsequent editions), the Australian Coding Standards (ACS) and the Australian Classification of Health Interventions (ACHI).

    You will gain a real sense of satisfaction in contributing to monthly and yearly reporting deadlines for the Southern DHB and the Ministry of Health, working closely with your team and other staff within the Southern DHB.

    If you do not hold a formal coding qualification, we will offer excellent 1 : 1 training and support to help you achieve this.

    The role is a full-time opportunity working between Monday-Friday and based at Dunedin Hospital.

    About you

    The successful applicant will preferably have coded in ICD-10-AM 11th Edition, and ideally hold (or be studying towards) a HIMAA Clinical Coding qualification and will therefore have some understanding of the requirements of clinical coding within a health environment.

    To be successful in this role you will :

  • Be able to work well within a team
  • Have excellent comprehension and organisational skills
  • Be motivated and reliable
  • Have exceptional time management skills and ability to work to deadlines
  • High standard of accuracy whilst working with complex information
  • Be able to work under pressure
  • Other essential requirements include a commitment to quality, achievement of excellence and the ability to apply in practice what is learned in theory, with a common sense approach to problem solving.

    If you fit the criteria above and are enthusiastic about Clinical Coding, but do not have a formal coding qualification, we want to hear from you.

    Salary will be based on qualifications and experience in line with PSA South Island Administrative MECA Clinical Coder scale.

    About Southern DHB

    Southern DHB has the largest regional coverage of all the New Zealand health boards, providing services to 350,000 people in diverse communities across a huge geographical area.

    We take pride in all the services we provide and our aim is to improve, promote and protect the health of our region. We believe that our dedicated and passionate staff are a significant driving force behind the achievement of these standards, and we need more like minded people to help us continue providing for our community.

    Now is also a great time to relocate to Southern if you were considering a move. The Southern district offers the benefits of excellent amenities, first class primary through to tertiary education and outstanding recreational opportunities.

    Whether it is surfing, kayaking or sailing; skiing, hunting or fishing; theatre, live-music or art there’s literally something for everyone.

    Why don’t you check out for what the region and we can offer you and your whanau.


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